Cool Tech Define is a type of fat cooling machine developed by Cocoon Medical of Spain.
Partial slimming can be expected by cooling and destroying the fat cells in the area where slimming is aimed at. Since up to 4 areas can be treated at the same time for areas where slimming is aimed at , efficient fat cooling can be performed when there are many areas for which treatment is desired. In addition, Cool Tech Define is said to be less burdensome to the body than surgical operations such as liposuction because it is a partial slimming that does not use a scalpel.
Before starting the treatment, knowing the mechanism of fat cell reduction in Cool Tech Define , the time required for the effect to appear, the recommended number of treatments and the interval will lead to the expected effect. In addition, you can receive the treatment with confidence by checking the risks, side effects, downtime, etc.
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Subcutaneous fat is fat that is made up of multiple fat cells and is present in every part of the body. Fat cells have the function of storing the energy ingested in meals, etc., and the more energy that is ingested, the larger the fat cells become, and the more they divide, the more subcutaneous fat increases and the body line and face line become obese. It collapses .
In addition, fat cells can be made smaller by exercising or dieting to make the whole body thinner, but it is said that it is difficult to make only the fat cells in the area where slimming is aimed to be made smaller to make them partially slim.
However, fat cells are said to begin to freeze at 4 ° C. Cool Tech Define is a part where a handpiece that sucks and stores subcutaneous fat together with the skin is attached to the part aiming for slimming, and it is cooled at -5 ° C to -10 ° C to freeze and destroy fat cells. You can expect slimming .
Adipocytes destroyed by Cooltech Define are unable to store the energy they ingest and fall into a state of cell death in which they cannot act as adipocytes. Cell-dead adipocytes are absorbed and digested by viruses that have invaded the body and "macrophages," a type of white blood cell that preys on cell-dead adipocytes and their debris.
In addition, fat cells that are not absorbed and digested by macrophages after cell death are excreted as waste products from lymphatic vessels and blood vessels as sweat, urine, and feces, and the fat cells decrease, resulting in the thickness of subcutaneous fat. Reduces and leads to a decrease in subcutaneous fat.
1. Cooling / freezing of fat cells
Use a special handpiece to suck the skin surface where you are concerned about subcutaneous fat. Cool to -5 ° C to -10 ° C to freeze only fat cells.
2. Fat cells die
About 10% to 30% of frozen fat cells are inactivated and fall into a state of cell death.
3. Exhausted as waste product
Fat cells that have fallen into cell death are preyed on by immune cells called macrophages that digest foreign substances in the body, and are excreted as waste products from the body by urine and sweat.
The fat cells that cause obesity grow larger when you eat and get energy, and smaller when you exercise or restrict your diet. Therefore, by exercising or restricting diet, fat cells temporarily become smaller and the whole body can be thinned, but since fat cells do not decrease, it is said that it is easy to rebound by ingesting excessive energy. ..
However, Cooltech Define freezes and destroys fat cells, so that fat cells that have fallen into cell death are absorbed and digested by macrophages, and fat cells are excreted from the body by sweat, urine, stool, etc. It is said that it is difficult to rebound because it decreases .
Cool Tech Define puts a special gel pad on the part where you want to lose weight before performing the procedure.
The gel pad contains glycerol, which has a high hygroscopic effect, and the glycerol penetrates into the cells of the treatment site, causing a chemical reaction that causes the treatment site to become temporarily dehydrated, and the temperature of the treatment site drops below 0 ° C. It is said that the treatment can be performed without affecting the skin, surrounding tissues, and other cells other than fat cells .
In addition, Cooltech Define is based on the international standard ISO9001 (Quality Management System), which sets regulatory requirements for the purpose of controlling product quality, and requires necessary regulations such as the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. By meeting the added requirements of ISO13485 (Medical Device Quality Management System), we have obtained the CE mark certifying that the safety standards of EU (European Union) member countries are met .
The Consumer Affairs Agency has reported many cases of frostbite damage to the treated area after undergoing fat cooling with a slimming machine that imitates medical equipment at beauty salons. Treatment with a slimming machine that acts on fat cells is a medical practice that can only be performed under the supervision of a doctor.
Since the Medical Practitioners Law does not allow fat cooling machines used in medical institutions to be placed in facilities other than medical institutions, if a service that refers to the destruction of fat cells by fat cooling is provided at an esthetic salon, It is "illegal" because it violates the Medical Practitioners Act .
In addition, if frostbite damage occurs, you will not be able to receive appropriate treatment at the beauty salon .
Therefore, it is important to receive the treatment at a medical institution in order to receive the fat cooling treatment with peace of mind. If you are a medical institution, even if you should have trouble with slimming treatment with a fat cooling machine, you can promptly receive appropriate treatment by a doctor.
|Elapsed period after treatment||Expected effect|
|2 to 3 weeks later||Start of metabolism|
|One and a half to two months later||The effect begins to appear|
It is said that it takes about 2 months for the effect to appear after the Cool Tech Define treatment is performed.
Cool Tech Define is said to reduce fat cells at the treatment site by about 40% with one treatment, and many people feel the effect with one treatment, but the effect varies depending on the amount of fat and metabolism. .. If you wish to have multiple treatments on the same site, it is recommended that you repeat the treatment at a pace of 3 to 4 times with an interval of about 1 to 2 months .
In addition, when performing other cosmetological treatments after the Cool Tech Define treatment, it is necessary to consider the burden on the body and consult with a doctor to allow an appropriate period.
Cool Tech Define has 9 types of suction type handpieces with different sizes and shapes, and each handpiece is different depending on the body part and the amount of fat. In order to aim for the ideal body line and face line, it is important to select the handpiece and the mounting part. Which handpiece to attach to which position is determined based on nine types of measuring instruments dedicated to Cooltech Define.
In addition, since Cool Tech Define can mount four handpieces on the machine, it is possible to perform treatment on four parts at the same time, but if there is one part aiming for slimming, it is possible to perform treatment on only one place . ..
|Types of handpieces||Applicable site||Treatment time|
|oval HP||Inner thigh, outer thigh, etc.||70 minutes|
|Straight HP||Abdomen, inner thighs, etc.||70 minutes|
|Curved HP||Side, banana roll, etc.||70 minutes|
|Oval Curved HP||Abdomen, waist, etc.||70 minutes|
|Double HP||Abdomen etc.||70 minutes|
|Tight HP||Abdomen, upper arm, etc.||70 minutes|
|Angled HP||Mons pubis etc.||70 minutes|
|Tiny HP||Upper arm etc.||45 minutes|
|Tiny Curved HP||Under the chin, etc.||45 minutes|
The fee varies depending on each medical institution, the number of treatment sites, the number of treatments, etc., but it is about 24,800 to 80,000 yen per site . Cool Tech Define is an unapproved device from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Health insurance is not applied to the treatment, and you will be free to pay the full amount.
|Types of handpieces||Applicable site||Estimated price|
|oval HP||Inner thigh, outer thigh, etc.||About 29,800 to 80,000 yen|
|Straight HP||Abdomen, inner thighs, etc.||About 29,800 to 80,000 yen|
|Curved HP||Side, banana roll, etc.||About 29,800 to 80,000 yen|
|Oval Curved HP||Abdomen, waist, etc.||About 29,800 to 80,000 yen|
|Double HP||Abdomen etc.||About 29,800 to 80,000 yen|
|Tight HP||Abdomen, upper arm, etc.||About 29,800 to 80,000 yen|
|Angled HP||Mons pubis etc.||About 29,800 to 80,000 yen|
|Tiny HP||Upper arm etc.||About 24,800 yen to 55,000 yen|
|Tiny Curved HP||Under the chin, etc.||About 24,800 yen to 55,000 yen|
Cool Tech, which is the previous model of Cool Tech Define, can perform treatments on up to two sites at the same time. However, since Cool Tech Define is equipped with four handpieces, it is possible to perform treatments on up to four sites at the same time. Therefore, you can aim for slimming of more parts with fewer visits than Cooltech .
In addition, Cooltech had six types of handpieces to be attached to the treatment site: oval HP, Straight HP, Curved HP, Double HP, Tight HP, and Tiny HP. However, in Cool Tech Define, in addition to the 6 types of handpieces used in Cool Tech, 3 types of handpieces with different shapes and sizes of Oval Curved HP, Angled HP, and Tiny Curved HP have been added . ..
Therefore, the number of handpieces that can be selected according to the treatment site and the amount of fat has increased .
With Cooltech, the temperature that can be cooled with the handpiece attached to the treatment site was -5 to -8 ° C, but with Cooltech Define, it is now possible to cool to -10 ° C. It is said that the fat cells at the treatment site can be frozen efficiently by cooling at a lower temperature.
Therefore, the treatment time for Cool Tech and Cool Tech Define is the same as 45 to 70 minutes, but it is said that the treatment with Cool Tech Define can reduce fat cells more efficiently . In addition, the cooling temperature and treatment time differ depending on the handpiece.
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You may feel a sensation of pulling, stretching, or lightly pinching when the handpiece sucks fat along with the skin, or a feeling of coldness or tingling when cooling the treatment area. Sometimes you don't feel pain, and even if you do, you don't need anesthesia.
For those who are not good at pulling, stretching, and lightly pinching when sucking fat with Cool Tech Define, the suction pressure can be adjusted automatically .
In addition, after the treatment, massage is applied to the cooled area to eliminate the stagnation of blood flow and promote the discharge of fat cells that have fallen into cell death. At that time, you may feel pain, and it is said that the more fat you have in the treated area, the more likely you are to feel the pain of being strongly pinched.
Cool Tech Define is said to have almost no downtime because it does not easily damage the skin and surrounding tissues other than fat cells by using gel pad.
In rare cases, Cooltech Define can cause pigmentation at the treatment site. However, in most cases, it will settle down in a few months to a few years.
In addition, after the treatment, you may experience discomfort due to rash, itch, rash, internal bleeding, redness, swelling, internal bleeding, and sensory paralysis .
It is said that if you have a rash, itch, or rash, it will take a few days to a few weeks, and if you have a feeling of discomfort due to internal bleeding, redness, swelling, internal bleeding, or numbness, it will take about a week to two weeks .
Cooltech Define has obtained the CE mark by meeting the safety standards of EU (European Union) member states, but it is an unapproved medical device in Japan.
Therefore, please understand that there are the following points to be noted when considering the treatment, and receive sufficient explanation about the risks and side effects at the medical institution .
|Cool Tech Define is a medical device that has not been approved in Japan.|
| Medical device acquisition route: The acquisition route is individual import from the manufacturer by the doctor of each medical institution.|
Drugs that should be noted in personal imports (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare page)
|Approval in Japan: There is no device (pharmaceutical product) that has the same performance and operation as Cooltech Define and has been approved in Japan.|
|Information on safety in other countries: Cooltech Define has obtained the CE mark that certifies safety and quality in Europe. In addition, risks and side effects include, very rarely, pigmentation, transient redness that occurs at the treatment site, and discomfort due to sensory paralysis.|
Cool Tech Define is said to be less effective when treated on areas with hard and uneven cellulite . This is because blood flow is blocked and metabolism is poor in areas with cellulite, making it difficult for dead fat cells to be excreted from the body.
If cellulite is involved in the area to be treated, use a high-frequency treatment machine that warms the deep part of the area to increase metabolism by irradiating the area with a certain frequency to improve metabolism in advance. It is said that it is good to receive the treatment of Cool Tech Diffan.
Cool Tech Define reduces fat cells by cooling the area where you want to lose weight, and you can expect partial weight loss. However, fat cells are so light that even if they are reduced, there is almost no change in body weight . Cool Tech Define is not a weight loss effect for the whole body, but a treatment aimed at reducing the subcutaneous fat in the area of concern and adjusting the ideal body line and face line.
Please refrain from excessive drinking and eating after performing Cool Tech Define. Binge eating and ingesting excessive energy can cause fat cells to grow. The enlarged fat cells divide and increase when the size of the fat cells reaches about 130 ㎛.
The size of adult human adipocytes is said to be 70 μm to 90 μm when the BMI value is 20 to 21, and when the BMI value exceeds 27, it reaches the limit of the size of adipocytes, 130 μm, and the adipocytes become It is said to divide and increase .
Adipocytes in normal adult body weight are 70-90 µm in diameter. In our observation, no matter how obesity occurs, it grows up to about 130 µm (1.3 times the diameter and 2.2 times the cube of the volume), but does not grow any further. Considering the mechanism of obesity based on this value, adipocytes can cope with mild obesity (BMI about 27) by hypertrophy alone. However, when the living body tries to store more nutrients, fat cells can no longer be dealt with by hypertrophy alone. The only way to gain more weight is to divide and increase the number of fat cells.
On the day after Cooltech Define, drink plenty of water to allow dead fat cells to excrete as sweat, urine, and stool .
1. Medical examination and counseling
After receiving medical examination and counseling from a doctor, you will be informed of your ideal face line and body line, and you will be informed about whether you can receive Cool Tech Define treatment, the recommended number of treatments, risks and side effects. If you have any concerns or doubts about the procedure, please consult your doctor at the time of examination and counseling.
2. Measurement and marking of the treatment site
In order to decide whether the handpiece can be attached to the treatment site, which handpiece should be attached to which position in order to achieve the ideal body line or face line, the treatment site is used using a measuring instrument dedicated to Cooltech Define. Measures and marks.
3. Place a special gel pad on the treatment site, attach a handpiece, and cool / freeze.
A handpiece suitable for the treatment site is attached, and subcutaneous fat is sucked, cooled and frozen.
Place a gel pad dedicated to Cooltech Define on the treatment site so that cooling does not affect the skin other than fat cells, other cells, and surrounding tissues. After placing a special gel pad, attach a handpiece suitable for the treatment site, cool it, and freeze the fat cells. The cooling time depends on the handpiece used, but it is 45 to 70 minutes.
4. Massage of the treatment area
After the treatment, remove the special gel pad and wipe off the gel adhering to the skin. After that, the cooled part is massaged using a massager dedicated to Cooltech Define to eliminate the stagnation of blood flow and promote the elimination of frozen and dead fat cells from the body.
5. End of treatment
Cool Tech Define has almost no downtime, so you can go home immediately after receiving an explanation from your doctor about what to look out for after the procedure.
Cool Tech Define is a fat cooling machine that aims to prepare the face line and body line, not the treatment aimed at weight loss. In order to aim for the ideal face line and body line, it is important to select a handpiece that is suitable for the amount of fat and the treatment site at the desired treatment site .
There are nine types of Cool Tech Define handpieces, but not all handpieces are owned by a medical institution. Having a treatment at a medical institution that has all kinds of handpieces will lead to the expected effect. Please contact your medical institution in advance to find out which handpiece you have.
(Updated January 2021)